NHS App

These digital tools meet NHS quality standards for safety, usability and accessibility and are being tested now with NHS patients to see if there is sufficient evidence to provide them an NHS stamp of approval.
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Category: NHS services

Free

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

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Who is it suitable for?

To use the NHS App you must be aged 13 or over and registered with a GP surgery in England.

How does it work?

Use the NHS App to:

  • get advice about coronavirus – get information about coronavirus and find out what to do if you think you have it
  • order repeat prescriptions – see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to
  • book appointments – search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery, and see details of your upcoming and past appointments
  • check your symptoms – search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments, and get instant advice and medical help near you
  • view your medical record – securely access your GP medical record, to see information like your allergies and your current and past medicines
  • register to be an organ donor – chose to donate some or all your organs and check your registered decision
  • find out how the NHS uses your data – choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning

If your GP surgery or hospital offers other services in the NHS App, you may be able to:

  • message your GP surgery, doctor or health professional online
  • consult a GP or health professional through an online form and get a reply
  • access health services on behalf of someone you care for
  • view your hospital and other healthcare appointments
  • view useful links your doctor or health professional has shared with you

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Report an issue

If you have any issues using or downloading the app, check the NHS App help and support page.

You can contact the NHS App team directly to report any issue, or if you have any questions about this product.

Please share the details through our contact form for our records.

How do I access it?

The NHS App is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Page last reviewed: 24/01/2019
Next review due: 24/01/2022

Disclaimer

The app developer is solely responsible for their app's advertisement, compliance and fitness for purpose. Unless stated otherwise, apps are not supplied by the NHS, and the NHS is not liable for their use.

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NHS here stands for NHS Digital, NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, NICE, MHRA, CQC, GPs and any other health professionals undertaking NHS-funded care. See full disclaimer